Universal Yums

by Brandon Schultz

Jul 12, 2019

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Products / Food/Drink

Regardless of dietary restrictions, food preferences or anything else that may stand in the way of enjoying a new culture’s cuisine, there is one culinary rule almost everyone can agree on: No matter where you go, you have to try the snacks! For both the well-traveled who long to revisit favorite snacks from abroad and those who can’t get out as often as they and their stomachs would prefer, Universal Yums is the subscription box service of every snacker’s dreams.

Featuring a box of curated snacks from a different country each month, Universal Yums subscriptions come in three sizes —Yum (at least six snacks), Yum Yum (at least 12 snacks), and Super Yum (at least 20 snacks) — for $25 per month, automatically renewed monthly until canceled. Annual memberships come with a small savings per box, and subscription gifts come in one-, three-, six- or 12-month options. Snacks generally include a country’s signature chips, cookies, crackers and a Yum bag featuring an assortment of candies and other unique sweets from the destination of the month. Each box contains a booklet detailing the snacks along with trivia and games featuring the current country, and larger boxes come with additional bonus content like recipes and additional trivia.

Aside from being invariably delicious, Universal Yums is just plain fun, from the hints on the outside of the box to the information, trivia and snack-rating chart inside. It replaces armchair travel with kitchen table travel, bringing tasty pieces of the world directly to your home each month.

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